DOB Unknown – April 26, 2012
Todd Simko was a Canadian guitarist and producer who had been part of the Vancouver music scene as far back as the early ’80s. In 1991, Simko co-founded the alternative rock band, Pure who eventually got signed to Reprise Records. The group went on to release a string of records and earned a Juno nomination for Most Promising Group in 1992. They were also recognized with a Best Alternative Video nod at the 1993 MuchMusic Video Awards. Following the band’s break up in 2000, Simko went on to play for Biff Naked and do studio work for the likes of Marcy Playground and Xavier Rudd. Todd Simko passed away on April 26, 2012. Cause of death was not immediately released.
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